Meeting With Your Academic Advisor
Once you've decided to pursue a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree and have chosen your two emphases, you'll need to meet with your Academic Advisor. The Integrated Studies advisor is Lynne Hetzel. This section of the web site will explain what the academic advisor does and help you prepare for your first meeting with her. It's important to prepare because doing so will allow her to make the best use of your time when you meet with her.
What an Academic Advisor DoesYour academic advisor is there to help guide you through your college degree program and assist you in making progress toward your academic goals. She is a resource, in addition to the college catalog, to help you understand the requirements for your degree. She will explain your options, but not tell you what you should do. Because the Integrated Studies program is very unique and allows a lot of individual choice, more advisement for the student and management of the degree is usually necessary.
Lynne can provide personalized help, including information about how classes you have already taken apply toward the major in Integrated Studies. You should make an appointment to meet with her as soon as possible if you are considering this degree. Your meeting with her can be more productive if you have researched the degree in the catalog, and have some idea of the two emphases you would like to complete. She can help you determine your best options among the various emphases, explain restrictions (if any), discuss the classes required for the two emphases you choose as well as the Integrated Studies core, help you make an academic plan, and explain the process for applying to the program and/or changing your major.
Each department that has an emphasis in Integrated Studies also has an emphasis advisor to provide the student with information specific to that emphasis, such as pre-requisites for courses, which semesters the department plans to offer a particular class, and career options after the emphasis is completed. In addition to meeting with our advisor, part of your academic planning will require that you meet with the advisors from your emphasis areas. Here is a list of those advisors.
Arranging a Meeting with the Academic AdvisorGet your Materials Together
In order to make your meeting with the Academic Advisor productive, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the content of this website so you can develop a basic understanding of the Integrated Studies program. If possible, please bring academic transcripts to your appointment because they will greatly enhance our advisor's ability to assist your academic planning.Making an Appointment
You can either call, email, or walk in to the Integrated Studies office to make an appointment. Appointments are usually held in Lynne's office, but if you are out of town or unable to make an in-person appointment, you can schedule a telephone meeting.
Our office is located on the Orem Campus on the 5th floor of the libary, north end.